Change how the Dingo is a restricted invasive animal under the Biosecurity Act Queensland.
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Dingo's are recognized as a native animal. As such, you would think they would have protection against being poisoned or being shot or mass killings. Science has done Genome testing on the Dingo, thus they have found they have estimated they have migrated into Australia around 6,500-8,000 years ago! Back when the sea levels were lower when Australia and New Guinea formed one land mass... So on this finding shouldn't we place protection laws for Dingo.
But Queensland has the Dingo as a restricted invasive animal under the Biosecurity Act 2014... What does this mean.... This means these animals cause a serious threat to Queensland's primary industries, natural environment, livestock, human health and people's livelihoods.
With all the latest research that can be so easily looked into on the internet, (I have included some of the findings below.) I feel it is time to take our Dingo off of this list. It is time to stop the horrendous killing numbers and using the 1080 poison! Also the mass shootings that are allowed! Dingo's have been found to eat foxes, feral cat and rabbits etc! Thus keeping their numbers down and helping native species thrive.
All in all I think Queensland needs to change how we look at our beautiful native Dingo's! Lets take them off the Invasive animal list NOW!!!
Please take the time to sign this petition and help save our DINGO!
(The following is taken from https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/science-tech/genetic-study-uncovers-evolutionary-history-dingoes
A major study of dingo DNA has revealed dingoes most likely migrated to Australia in two separate waves via a former land bridge with Papua New Guinea.
The find has significant implications for conservation, with researchers recommending the two genetically distinct populations of dingoes – in the south-east and north-west of the country – be treated as different groups for management and conservation purposes.
“Care should be taken not to move dingoes between the different wild populations,” says study first author and UNSW Sydney scientist Dr Kylie Cairns. “And captive breeding programs should ensure the two dingo populations are maintained separately, with genetic testing used to identify ancestry.”
Dr Cairns says there is also an urgent need to prevent further inter-breeding between domestic dogs and the south-eastern population of dingoes, which is threatened by genetic dilution, habitat loss and lethal control measures such as baiting and the recently reintroduced wild dog bounty in Victoria.
“Effective containment or neutering of male dogs in rural areas may help achieve this reduction in inter-breeding,” says Dr Cairns, of the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences.
“Additionally, baiting and culling practices break apart dingo packs, leading to increased incidences of hybridisation. Alternative livestock protection measures need to be explored, such as livestock guardians, predator deterrents and improved dingo-proof fencing,” she says.
The study, by scientists from UNSW and the University of California, is published in the journal Ecology and Evolution.
It is the first broad study of the evolutionary history of dingoes around Australia using both mitochondrial and Y-chromosome genetic markers.
The researchers sampled 127 dingoes across Australia as well as five New Guinea Singing Dogs from a North American captive population. A dataset of Y chromosome and mitochondrial control region data from 173 male dogs, including 94 dingoes, was also used.
Only genetically pure dingoes were included in the study.
The north-western population is found in Western Australia, the Northern Territory, northern parts of South Australia, and central and northern Queensland.
The south-eastern population is found in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and southern parts of Queensland (including Fraser Island).
The researchers believe the two groups may have migrated separately from Papua New Guinea over the now-flooded land bridge as long as 8000 to 10,000 years ago.
Particularly in south-eastern states, they recommend a broad survey of dingoes in national parks and state forests be carried out to focus conservation efforts in key areas, and also that state and federal legislation allowing fatal control measures be reviewed.
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